Gateway to the West, Missouri, Photography, St. Louis, Travel

Gateway to the West, by Beverly Hicks Burch

St Louis Arch 1

Gateway to the West – St. Louis, MO

I couldn’t believe I took this the other day with my cell phone as we were driving through St. Louis. The Arch never ceases to amaze me ever time I see it. We tend to think the Arch represents the pioneer spirit of the hardy stock of folk that used St. Louie as their jumping off point during days gone by. So. it may surprise you to know the Arch was completed in the mid 1960s. It’s a pretty awesome piece of engineering. If you ever get a chance to visit it, I would recommend a trip to the Arch and the Mississippi Riverfront of St. Louis.

© 2009 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.


4 thoughts on “Gateway to the West, by Beverly Hicks Burch”

    1. You’re so right! Each side of the base starts as an equilateral triangle and from there the arch is built! And, yes, it was built in honor of those brave souls who venture West of the Mississippi before the days of modern convenience…when the West was still “wild”.

      Thanks for stopping by and adding your comments.


  1. Congratulations honey for having the photo used in this BLOG selected to be included in the Tenth Edition of the Schmap St. Louis Guide. As was stated by Emma Williams, the Managing Editor of Schmap Guides the photo does stand out among the others. When I returned to reread the article which included the photo I realized that while it is one of your shorter BLOGS it still tells an interesting story and makes the reader want to explore more from the bamasteelmagnolia. Great job!

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